|Mother Jones Radio 09-03-06: McKenzie Funk Interview - Mother Jones Radio|
McKenzie Funk tells us the story of one falsely accused "enemy combatant" who spent almost two years at Guantanamo. Funk tells us how a young man selling pencils on the streets of Peshawar found himself bound, gagged, and on a plane to Cuba. Funk tells us about the detainee's worst week at Guantanamo. "They put him in what he calls the 'metal box'," says Funk. "It was a small metal box with some sort of metal coil in the roof...it was completely sealed...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; detainee; Guantanamo
|Mother Jones Radio 05-06-26: Media and the Iraq War - Mother Jones Radio|
What role should the media play in the Iraq war? Tim Robbins, star of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Mystic River", wrote and produced "Embedded Live", a satirical look at our prime-time war. It examines the accuracy of the media's reporting as a result of embedding journalists. We also talk with 24-year-old David Enders, an independent, un-embedded journalist who moved to Iraq two years ago to start the first post-invasion English-language news outlet in Iraq...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; iraq; media; Tim Robbins; journalists; Green Zone; Downing Street
|Mother Jones Push Polls CA Census|
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|Grover Norquist Survey in Iowa|
Grover Norquist survey in Iowa
|Neocons and Iran; Ocean "Dead Zones"; Top 50 Progressive Songs - Mother Jones Radio|
Who wants to invade Iran? Joe Cirincione of the Center for American Progress says the neoconservatives want to, but he doesn't think they'll succeed: "I don't believe that the neocons for all their big bluster, for all their big lie techniques, are going to be able to do to us what they did in 2001 and 2003." Plus, Suellen Miller says a simple, $150 device can save the lives of thousands of women around the world who are at risk from dying during childbirth...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics; Iran; women; global warming; progressive
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|9/11 Anniversary; Military Contractors; A is for Afro - Mother Jones Radio|
On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, are we really making progress against terrorism? We speak with Matt Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," about the Bush administration's mixed record on fighting terrorism. Plus, if George Bush won't enact emission caps to fight global warming, Arnold Schwarzenegger will. The Union of Concerned Scientists' Jason Mark looks into how the state of California is stepping up to fight global warming -- without the ...
Keywords: terrorism; Bush; Schwarzenegger; global warming; military contractors; Chicago
|Privatizing America's Highways; Bill McKibben on Greening Corporations; Afghanistan's Return to Warlordism - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we check in on Afghanistan with Sarah Chayes, who recently authored "The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban." Also, writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben takes a look at whether corporate social responsibility is for real — or if it's just "greenwashing." Plus, some American highways are being sold off to the highest bidder, leaving multinationals and Wall Street firms sitting happy on piles of cash...
Keywords: Afghanistan; Taliban; American infrastructure; privatization; Pinochet
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|Middle East Update; Conservativism's "Funding Father"; Pacifica Radio Archives - Mother Jones Radio|
We begin this week with an update on events in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East. University of San Francisco politics professor and peace and justice studies chair Stephen Zunes brings us up to date on the latest turmoil, including the assassination of a Christian cabinet minister in Lebanon. Plus, Mother Jones' current issue has a special focus on corporate social responsibility. While some companies are simply "greenwashing" their images by making minor changes to their environmental po...
Keywords: Lebanon; Middle East; greenwashing; corporate social responsibility; Interface; conservatives; Pacifica Radio
|Mother Jones Radio 05-11-06: The Lie Factory: How Bush Fabricated the Case for War - Mother Jones Radio|
Scooter Libby is just the tip of the iceberg. There's a whole neocon machine of lies and distortions called the Office of Special Plans, built to get us into war with Iraq. It's linked to familiar names like Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and yes, Libby. Mother Jones writer Robert Dreyfuss explains. Also, just how bad could the avian flu epidemic get, and does the US have a chance at being prepared? We check in with Mike Davis, author of "Monster at our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu." Plus, ...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; avian flu; cheney; epidemic; iraq; neoconservativism; rumsfeld; scooter libby; wolfowitz
|Midterm Elections; A New Threat to the U.S. in Iraq?; "Push Polls" - Mother Jones Radio|
This weekend, we look at the upcoming midterm elections -- and what might happen if Democrats take control of the House or Senate. What are the hot races? Who's watching for fraud? And if the Democrats do get a House majority, can they get it together to make a real difference? We talk to Robert Borosage of the Institute for America's Future and Page Gardner of Women's Voices Women Vote. Plus, in Iraq, a prominent Baathist says the resistance is gearing up to hit the U.S...
Keywords: Iraq; Mid-Term Election; voter fraud; Democrats; push poll
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-16: A Nuclear Iran?; Sectarian Violence in Iraq; "Pirate" Fishing in Africa - Mother Jones Radio|
Iran's announcement last week that it has enriched uranium upped the stakes on the international non-proliferation effort. Secretary of state Rice pushed the U.N. this to take "strong steps" against Iran, while a New Yorker article argued that the Bush administration has long planned to invade the country. We talk to the son of the deposed shah of Iran. Reza Pahlavi now lives in the United States, but to many Iranians, he is in fact an exiled leader...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; environment; greenpeace; iraq; uranium
|Mother Jones Radio Broadcast 05-08-21: Iraq's Missing Nuclear Scientists - Mother Jones Radio|
The Iraqi scientists from Saddam Hussein's nuclear and biological weapons programs posed a huge risk to international safety after Saddam's fall. So why did the Bush administration refuse to track down the scientists after the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Mother Jones reports that all but three of Saddam's top 200-some nuclear scientists are missing. Mother Jones Radio interviews Dr. Mahdi Obeidi, the "mastermind of Saddam Hussein's former nuclear centrifuge program," and the only Iraqi nuclear scient...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; biological weapons; bush; david albright; iraq; saddam hussein
|Mother Jones Radio 06-03-05: Port Security: Separating the Safety Issues from the Spin - Mother Jones Radio|
It's the security, stupid! U.S. port security is so ineffective, ports could be run by Dubai or Donald Duck - cargo still wouldn't be screened properly. Matthew Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," tells us the truth about the Dubai ports deal. Is it really a risk? What are the facts about port security in America, and how can we fix the gaps? Also, economist James Galbraith tells us that "quitting Iraq won't undo the real damage of war." The...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; environment; iraq; privacy
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-01: Mother Jones Radio's "Best of 2005" - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we hear the best of Mother Jones Radio from 2005. We chat with "first lady of the press" Helen Thomas and science writer Chris Mooney. They tackle mainstream media’s shoddy political and science coverage. We also hear from FDA whistleblower David Graham, who government officials told to be quiet when he found that Vioxx raised heart attack risks. Plus, we get a warning from writer John Sugg about the Christian reconstruction movement, which wants the U.S...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; Christian; FDA
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-25: Rep. John Conyers, "The War Tapes"; "Hotel Rwanda" Subject's New Book - Mother Jones Radio|
This week's show: Representative John Conyers talks to us about Iraq and political corruption. With the bribery charges swirling around Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, can the Democrats continue to claim the political high road? Next, we meet Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager whose story inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda." He weighs in about his new book and the current situation in Darfur. Plus: The directors of "The War Tapes" gave cameras to five American soldiers serving in Iraq, tellin...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Iraq; politics; Darfur
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-15: Rising Violence in Iraq; the Progressive Islamic Movement in America - Mother Jones Radio|
Iraq correspondent David Enders first went to Iraq as a 23-year-old reporter who worked, un-embedded and unprotected, outside the relatively safe "Green Zone." But now he's back from a trip to Jordan, saying he decided against returning to Iraq because it has become too dangerous -- even for him. He tells us why. Plus, we'll talk about something you won't hear much about in the mainstream media: the progressive Islamic movement, including one woman's case that Mohammad was a feminist...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; iraq; islam; palestine; rights
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-08: Bush's "Warrantless Wiretaps": Why Did the Times Delay the Story's Publication? - Mother Jones Radio|
David Brock of press watchdog Media Matters turns a critical eye on the New York Times. Since the Times broke the story of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretaps, almost no one's been happy. Conservatives like Ann Coulter call the paper the "Treason Times;" progressives question why the story wasn't released sooner. Who's right? And what's the inside story behind the paper's decision to hold the scoop? Also, Republican congressman Walter B...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; wiretap; Bush; Iraq
|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-12: A Diplomatic Solution to Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Mother Jones Radio|
What's the real story on Iran's nuclear ambitions? Former United Nations weapons inspector David Albright takes the threat very seriously. "How many countries are going to fall on their sword to get a nuclear power plant?" he asks. However, Albright also says there's still time for a solution based on diplomacy rather than military intervention. Plus, your occasional sleepless nights have become a jackpot for drug companies...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; UN; capitalism; david albright; drug companies; military; nuclear power; pentagon
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-05-28: "Big Coal"; Juan Cole on the Middle East; Gold Mining in Alaska - Mother Jones Radio|
Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future," has a reality check for George Bush on this week's show: "The idea of coal as an alternative fuel is hilarious. There is nothing alternative about coal. It's the rock that fueled the industrial revolution." Also, we meet Mother Jones' new Washington bureau chief James Ridgeway, fresh from the Village Voice. We check in with Mother Jones correspondent Ken Miller, whose article in the current issue looks at Alaska...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; coal; iraq; alaska
|Mother Jones Radio: Geoff Nunberg Interview|
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|Mother Jones Radio 05-07-10: Can the Law Stop Domestic Violence? - Mother Jones Radio|
Are police and lawmakers doing enough to stop domestic violence? We'll hear from Patricia Prickett, a domestic violence prevention advocate who has accompanied police on over a thousand domestic violence calls. We'll also hear from journalist Sara Catania, who writes about domestic violence in the July/August issue of Mother Jones. Plus, investigative journalist Peter Byrne exposes the military's new tactics for spying on American civilians...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; domestic violence; military; pentagon; privacy; surveillance
|Mother Jones Radio 05-12-04: New Ways to Keep Big Bucks out of Politics - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio, guest hosts Peter Laufer and Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris make campaign finance interesting. How can we get real people like you to run for public office? How can we keep politicians from being tied to special interests? Nick Nyhart, director of Public Campaign, tells us how. Plus, Mother Jones contributor John Sugg gives us a glimpse into the Christian Reconstruction movement, which wants the United States to go back to Old Testament law...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; campaign finance; politicians; Christian
|Mother Jones 05-07-17: London Bombings and the U.S. Minutemen - Mother Jones Radio|
London is attacked from within, and Peter Bergen is not surprised. Over a year ago, the acclaimed Al Qaeda expert told Mother Jones readers that jihadist attacks would be more frequent and worse because of the war in Iraq. This week, he tells about the bombings and what else may be in store. Plus, Washington correspondent Michael Scherer describes his trip to the Arizona border to report on the anti-immigration Minutemen...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; al-qaeda; immigration; iraq; jihad; minutemen; jihad; civil rights; border
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-16: Flight Risk: Whistleblowers Say Boeing Jets are Unsafe - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we bring you a Mother Jones exclusive report: Are you safe in a Boeing aircraft? Chances are, when you fly, it's in a Boeing plane. Now whistleblowers are saying some of the planes are dangerous. They allege that planes were made with faulty parts, and that those planes have got to be grounded immediately. Investigative editor Sheila Kaplan explains. Meanwhile, in Ohio, Iraq war veteran and rising Democratic star Paul Hackett took up the party's invitation to run for Senate...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democratic party; iraq; war veterans; whistleblower; Boeing; Paul Hackett
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|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-09: Justice DeLayed: Tom DeLay Finally Gets Nailed - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio, we're cutting through the blather on the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Mother Jones writer Lou Dubose explains the scandal behind the headlines. What's the evidence? Is DeLay's defense credible? And is Austin D.A. Ronnie Earle really the "partisan Democrat" that Republican talking points make him out to be? Plus, we talk with Dr. Price Cobbs, author of "My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement." Cobbs was the co-author of 1968's "Black Rage," w...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; tom delay; scandal; Republican; racism; White House
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-14: Soldiers and Families Protest the War - Mother Jones Radio|
Finally, military families' protest against the Iraq war has moved into the headlines. One bereaved mother camped out near George Bush's Texas ranch has helped focus attention on families' dissatisfaction with the war. Does Cindy Sheehan's protest in Crawford mean a turning point for America? Mother Jones Radio talks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), gets a live update from Baghdad correspondent David Enders, and checks in with veterans and military families who oppose the war...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; iraq; military; Cindy Sheehan; anti-war
|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-14: Tracking Down Chile's Torturers; the Ethics of Food; Art vs. War - Mother Jones Radio|
Three decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's "dirty warriors" tortured Hector Salgado. Now he's tracking them down -- with a camera crew. Salgado tells guest host Peter Laufer about his campaign to confront his abusers face-to-face, and the documentary he's making about the process. As he told Mother Jones magaine, "I’m not going there to beat anyone up. I’m not going to destroy anything...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Augusto Pinochet; torture; Iraq; war; Peter Singer; vegan; vegetarian; Bush; CIA
|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-21: A Veteran's Critical Look at the War; Corporations' "Hostile Takeover" of the Government; "Medical Racism?" - Mother Jones Radio|
What would you do if you thought your government had been taken over by corporate interests, unaccountable officials, and extremists? We talk to several authors and thinkers who are taking on the current state of corruption. Iraq war veteran Paul Reickhoff talks about "Chasing Ghosts," which details how his experience in Baghdad led him to conclude that America's mission in Iraq was deeply flawed. Michael Newman explains "Teaching Defiance," which argues that education and activism are inextrica...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; corporate; extremists; corruption; Baghdad; Government; racism; Iraq; Africa
|Michael Franti; Capitalism 3.0; Bush's "Unauthorized Autobiography" - Mother Jones Radio|
Musician Michael Franti, frontman for folk funksters Spearhead, was so troubled by the Iraq war that he went to the Middle East to experience the conflict firsthand. Staying outside the American-controlled Green Zone, he "would just start playing music on a street corner, or walk down the street and play music for people. People would be drawn to it, and I was the first American they'd ever met that wasn't carrying an M-16." We talk to him about how he turned his experience into a new CD, entitl...
Keywords: Michael Franti; Iraq; corporations; commons; George W. Bush; Sidney Blumenthal
|Mother Jones Radio 05-05-19: Why Mainstream Coverage of Global Warming Has Failed - Mother Jones Radio|
In the premiere broadcast, Mother Jones Radio exposes junk scientists and pseudo-journalists who say global warming is a hoax - and who get millions of dollars from ExxonMobil. Investigative journalist Ross Gelbspan discusses why mainstream media coverage of global warming has failed. Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science," tells us how ExxonMobil is one of the last - and loudest - holdouts in the campaign to deny the dangers of global warming...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Global warming; Oil; whistleblower
|Mother Jones Radio: John Laesch on Terrorism - Mother Jones Radio|
Keywords: John Laesch; terrorism; politics; election
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-23 - Mother Jones Radio|
We talk to linguist George Lakoff, who argues that conservatives and liberals have very different definitions of the word "freedom." "There is a radically different and frightening notion of what extremists on the right call 'freedom' shaping our culture and our political life," he warns. Lakoff talks about the right's use of the word and decodes a July 7 statement by George Bush on "freedom" in Iraq...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-11: Is New Orleans Ready for the Next Hurricane?; Greg Palast; Kids in Mexican Border Jails - Mother Jones Radio|
This season's first tropical storm was just announced off the Gulf Coast. Is New Orleans ready? Sue Sturgis of the Institute for Southern Studies says no. The institute's new report details how far behind the region is in preparing for the next big hurricane or storm. Also, progressive independent journalist Greg Palast explains why George Bush likes expensive oil. Palast says thet Bush likes it so much, he's turned down much cheaper stuff...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Bush; oil; border; immigration; New Orleans
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|Is Europe "Breeding Bin Ladens?"; Class and the Military; Former Ambassador Swanee Hunt - Mother Jones Radio|
We talk to Swanee Hunt, Bill Clinton's ambassador to Austria, about her new memoir, "Half-Life of a Zealot," and her work empowering women around the world to fight for peace. Also, Mother Jones writer and filmmaker Brian Palmer talks about how U.S. Marines are trained to deal with the situation on the ground in Iraq. Plus, UC-Berkeley's Zachary Shore explains why Europe is the breeding ground for radical Islam...
Keywords: Radical Islam; U.S. Marines; Iraq; empowering women; San Francisco values
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|Mother Jones Radio 05-09-18: Helen Thomas on the Press; Student Leaders on Campus Activism - Mother Jones Radio|
Helen Thomas, the "first lady of the press" who has covered the White House for 62 years, checks in with Angie about the state of the press after Hurricane Katrina. Will the press corps, newly re-energized after criticizing Bush's bungled response, stay on the ball? Or will the media lose their teeth as the memory of the hurricane fades away? We also chat with four student activists to watch out for...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; Helen Thomas; hurricane; katrina; new orleans
|Mother Jones Radio 06-03-19: Iraq Update; Consumer's Fish Guide; Stopping the Next Jack Abramoff - Mother Jones Radio|
Iraq correspondent David Enders says that as Iraq disintegrates, some locals believe the U.S. caused the chaos on purpose. "Just as we seem to think of Al Qaeda and other movements as entirely nihilistic, I think people here begin to see Americans in very much the same light." Plus, Common Cause president Chellie Pingree has a plan to reform lobbying and prevent the next Jack Abramoff. But it will require lawmakers to give up big perks...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; al-qaeda; environment; iraq; nihilism; Jack Abramoff; scandal; corruption
|Mother Jones Radio: Lakoff - Mother Jones Radio|
An 18-minute interview with linguist George Lakoff, author of "Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea." This is a longer version of the interview originally broadcast on Mother Jones Radio's July 23, 2006 show.
|Mother Jones Radio: 06-01-22: An "Economic Hit Man" Speaks Out - Mother Jones Radio|
John Perkins describes himself as an economic hit man. For years, his job was to convince developing nations to take large loans for development projects, and then guarantee the projects would go to U.S. corporations like Halliburton. He exposes the "highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars" via "fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder." Plus, after 35 years as Nebraska's only black state legislator, Er...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; halliburton; rigged elections; John Perkins; economic hit man
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-09-24: The Future of the Republican Party; Veterans for Iraq Withdrawal - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we look at dissent within the Republican party and the military. First up, Republican leadership is divided over torture and the Geneva Conventions. Human Rights Watch's Joanne Mariner helps us sort out which congressional Republicans have stood up against the Bush administration's torture policies -- and why. "I think it's very relevant that the three Republicans who are fighting the Bush administration's approach are the three Republicans with probably the closest ties to the milita...
Keywords: Republican; Geneva Conventions; Human Rights; Bush; Iraq; Democrats; congress